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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $138 $54.38 $84.00 24% $183.38
2004 Nissan 350Z $372 $259.53 $112.00 13% $431.53
2014 Mazda CX-5 $362 $278.18 $84.00 11% $407.18
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $191 $107.49 $84.00 19% $236.49
2012 Infiniti G25 $350 $266.48 $84.00 11% $395.48
2004 Porsche Cayenne $518 $434.32 $84.00 7% $563.32

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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Number of Reviews

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John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
John has shown himself to be trustworthy and honest. He has offered great advice as well as excellent service.
2009 SATURN OUTLOOK - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Originally I wanted to book Jeff Coleman since Jeff did the diagnostic on my car. But since Jeff was not available so I went ahead and booked Rodney. Rodney arrived at my work location about 25 minutes early he was very polite and he made me feel at ease. He explained to me what he was going to do and he did a good job with the repairs that I booked for my Honda CRV. Rodney finished the work within the time estimated and he explained it to me clearly what he had done. My Honda CRV works must better after it got fixed and I can't be happier with Rodney's professional experience.
2004 HONDA CR-V - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Professional. Thanks Rodney!
2008 BMW 328I - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
He went above and beyond I loved the service this is my second time using "your mechanic" and this is my new mechanic period !! I HIGHLY recommend this service and this mechanic,also very friendly !!
2002 HONDA CR-V - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

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